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robthebrew
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She can and will.
Just get your E3D in there with a fan.
2021-06-02 03:40
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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I've now glued a couple of appropriately long pieces of plastic onto the Z-Axis so it clicks the end stop at the right place. I held the hot end in place & guessed, so it may not be 100% right. On the plus side, its just hot end glue - good enough to keep in on there, but not so permanent that I couldn't just pull it off if I wanted.

I also tested moving the hot end around whilst holding it in place. There might be an issue with the wiring, so I'll have to play with the routing of that & may re-wire some of it as has been suggested (mainly to get rid of the thick, less flexible heater wires).

The other thing I managed was to touch the hot end with my little finger by accident. It was only for a fraction of a second & an hour later it still feels like it's being held in a BBQ, on the beach in Australia, on the day the sun expands.

Note to self: Never touch Susan's hot end whilst she's turned on :blush:
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-03 03:51
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robthebrew
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I am so happy that at least one person reads advice. But you missed the one about the burns.
\Keep us updated when your finger works again!
2021-06-03 04:38
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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E3D mount was dispatched today :D
It should arrive tomorrow, so I'll be able to do a test print either tomorrow night or the night after!

Squee.
I can almost smell the molten PLA.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-03 23:06
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robthebrew
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When you are sick of the molten PLA try nylon - absolutely no smell!!
(did I say I was mentioning nylon in every post?)
2021-06-04 02:24
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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I've never heard anyone besides you even mention Nylon regarding the MakiBox.
What's it like to print with?


Mounting parts supposedly arriving within the next hour or so.
They're just a couple of printed parts, but I'm getting so excited over it.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-04 15:19
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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THEY'RE HERE :D

I thought they were 2 of the same piece, so I ordered two >_<
Ended up with 2 lots of 2 parts. At least I've got a spare if I somehow break one?

They sent one in blue & one using a semi clear plastic, but they're done beautifully.
Makes me wonder what type of printer they use...
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-04 15:59
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Matt Warrillow (warrmr)
From: Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Have you tested the plates yet? I looked at mine briefly before I went to work and found that they were quite tight on the guide rods so may need loosening up a little. I also found that if you try to mount them the right side up the bottom plate will not slide on smoothly but if you put it on upside down it fits fine It seems like the top of the V5 has more clearance on the heatsync.

I will have another look tonight as I may have been trying to put them on the wrong way around,
2021-06-04 16:37
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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Not had a chance yet, I had them delivered to my work address.
I'm looking forward to going home to play around with them.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-04 16:59
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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Well, that's disappointing.
The mount is quite loose, leaving the V6 to wobble around a lot :(
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-05 00:49
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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I think I'm getting to the point where I kinda wanna give up on my MakiBox.
Save up, buy a printer which actually works.

I've already spent too much time & money with nothing to show for it.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-05 01:09
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sethmo38@gmail.com
From: Keokuk, United States
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I am in the same boat Cris.

So far I have bought/made:
-Brass X/Y/Z couplers
-E3d v6(have not received yet)
-E3d v6 mount
-Frozen extruder
-External USB fan for extruder drive
-Z-wobble fix
-JHead hot end(have not tried yet, needs cooling fins and fan mount)
-New X-drive block as my original broke

With all the above(minus trying the new hot ends), I still haven't been satisfied with the results of my prints. If I can't get good results with the E3d, I am selling my Makibox or sticking it in a closet and buying another printer from a reputable company(ie XYZ DaVinci(yah yah prop filament), Prusa i3). I really like the Ez3d Phoenix and Rigidbot, I just don't know if I can trust another new kickstarter 3d printer company.

Good luck to you Cris, keep us updated if you decide to keep the Makibox!
2021-06-05 01:25
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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Doubt I'll do much/anything with Susan until I can afford something to replace her with, which could be a while.

I'd be tempted to sell the E3D V6 if I didn't have plans to possibly try & make my own 3D printer design in the future.
The rest of Susan is mostly falling apart anyway, so no point in selling her off as a whole.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-05 01:39
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robthebrew
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Try a little longer.
I am happy with what I now have, but still need to optimise prints (that goes for pretty much every printer I could justify buying).
Nylon 618 is a dream to print. See the filament entry in the wiki.
AS to wobbling in the plate holder, just glue the damn thing in! When you are back up and running you can modify the print dimensions to get a perfect fit.
I'm all about pragmatism
2021-06-05 02:45
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Cris Rowlands (CrisRowlands)
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As I said, it will be a while until I can afford a new printer (looking at the Solidoodle 4) so I'll undoubtedly tinker with Susan a bit more. I'm just a bit bummed the mount doesn't fit right (especially as I accidentally got 2).

This is a render of the 3D printer design I mentioned earlier:

Wanna experiment with a 'car jack' style z-axis.
It's not about being growing up,
it's about being strategically childish.
2021-06-05 03:01